Details have emerged of Deputy President’s first meeting with one of his most trusted lieutenants after he was locked out of yesterday’s launch of BBI signatures collection exercise that was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
His spokesman, Emmanuel Talam confirmed that Ruto was relegated to watching the event on TV after failing to receive an invitation and with his name missing on the official program even as the DP went about his engagements for the day.
The second in command met one of his most-trusted allies who has been leading the anti-BBI as well as the Hustler campaigns in Mount Kenya region, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.
Details about their discussions remain scanty at this time, but it is believed the BBI report that has transitioned to the collection of signature was part of the discussions.
It remains unclear if there were other participants at the meeting.
Taking to social media, the Kiharu MP shared a photo of himself with the DP with a caption that read:
“Earlier today with H.E, the Deputy President William Ruto. We are African and Africa is our Business..”
Since skipping the event yesterday, DP Ruto who is normally active on social media has been missing ion action on both Facebook and Twitter where he updates Kenyans on his engagements.
By the time of this publication, the last post on his Twitter and Facebook accounts was a condolence message mourning soccer legend, Diego Maradona.
Earlier yesterday, Ruto reiterated that even though the collection of signatures had began, there was still room for dialogue in a post that read:
“Even with the SIGNATURE launch there is still a real chance at CONSENSUS for a NON-DIVISIVE referendum that will give Kenyans the opportunity to EXPRESS themselves without an US versus THEM, WIN versus LOSE contest. UNITY is the STRENGTH needed to fight COVID19 and organise the ECONOMY”.